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Even though beauty products keep becoming more complex and high tech, it may surprise you to learn that many of the most effective ways to get healthier looking skin can be found in your local supermarket.   More and more studies are finding strong links between nutrients found in certain foods and acne prevention, radiance and wrinkle reduction.  Below you will find...

Forget everything you know about taste. Remember that diagram that shows you how different parts of the tongue are susceptible to different tastes? The “tongue map” or “taste map” has been around for over a hundred years. It claims that the front of the tongue, for example, is responsible for sensing sweetness, and regulates the other four tastes...

Your fruits and vegetables have their own shelf life.  How old your produce is and how you have stored it can determine the amount of nutritional value left in your fruits and vegetables.  Age tends to deplete your foods, since fruits and vegetables have a certain amount of time that you can safely eat them.  Your method of storage can effect the amount and types of...

Antibiotics have been in use since the 1940’s and have greatly reduced the amount of illness and illness related deaths in the United States that have occurred since then. Antibiotics should be used with caution though because if overused they can cause antibiotic resistance which can put the population in some great danger when it comes to certain illnesses. It is really...

Functional illiteracy and food labels Food labels look so simple! They give you all of the information that you need to have in order to follow a healthy diet — how much of a given food constitutes a single serving and how much of each nutrient it contains. Nothing could be easier to understand, right? In itself, yes. Unfortunately, though, the rate of functional...

As time goes on more and more information surfaces that proves how dangerous a lot of food additives are. Food dyes just so happen to be one of these toxic additives. Currently the United States does not have any regulations or bans regarding these dyes but there are other places in the world like Europe who are controlling the use of these products. The European Union...

Pregnant women have been told for centuries about the potential harm from eating fish and seafood because of the mineral mercury. But now studies have concluded that the absence of seafood while pregnant might delay some of the developmental motor skills in some babies. Recently, researchers concluded that pregnant women whom consumed less than 12 ounces of seafood or...

Some consumer groups have been very vocal about their worry regarding how much arsenic is found in some brands of apple juice, which has prompted the Food and Drug Administration to propose putting a new limit on the levels of arsenic that can be found in the apple juices which get approved for public distribution. When many popular brands of apple juice were tested, it...

Plastics are used everywhere, from ABS plastic in cars to PVC plastics in our homes. Plastic is ubiquitous in our daily lives, including in the packaging that protects the very food we eat. With all these plastics in our lives, there is also an unfortunate side effect, that of the chemicals used to produce those plastics leeching into the world around us. That may or may...

Cooking is a hobby for some of us and a necessity.  But are you aware of some of the illnesses that can occur from the foods that you eat?  Being aware of these illnesses is half of the battle.  Avoiding the food conditions, that create these illnesses, is the other half of your solution.  There are a number of illnesses that we will discuss, and there are straight...

The Food and Drug Administration is the oversight government agency for the weight loss products, male enhancement supplements and body building supplements that are available on the U.S. direct consumer market today.  These products are regulated separately from other foods and drugs that are available to you.  Food supplements are not regulated by government drug agencies,...

New nutrition facts are being published on your food products.  These updated nutrition labels include additional information that is needed for food consumers today.  The older labels tended to include only information about the product itself.  The newer labels add information, that can be used by first time shoppers for an item, and by those consumers who wish to...

Antibiotics are used in farm animals to reduce the amount of illness as well as illness related deaths that occur on livestock farms. These antibiotics should be used cautiously both in humans and animals because overuse can lead to antibiotic resistance which can be very dangerous to the animal and human population. Medical professionals are supposed to take great caution...

Concerns about Antibiotics in animal food Many people are unaware that 80 percent of antibiotics used in the United States are given to food animals. IT is also done in a way that can increase the growth of drug-resistant super bugs. One the world’s greatest health threats of our time is the emerging drug resistance in bacteria according to the Food and Drug administration...

Should we ban caramel coloring in sodas A scientific group wants the government to ban two types of caramel coloring in sodas. It is suggested by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest that two types of caramel coloring used in the manufacture of sodas contains two carcinogens and for this reason they should be banned from use. The group is pressuring...

Genetically modified foods, or GMOs, have been the subject of much controversy. Companies such as Monsanto and Syngenta have come under fire for creating pesticide resistant crops because they allow for more chemicals to be used in agribusiness. While most of the debate centers on these GMO foods, the methods used by organic farmers to control weed and insect infestations...